No oral meds just rowasa

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therearemiracles
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   Posted 9/28/2007 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   
My doctor recommended that I do the rowasa enemas at night and not take the oral b/c the side effects are a lot for me. OR SHE SAID take my oral 2 at breakfast, 2 at lunch, 2 at night. Does anyone just do rectal enemas and not oral meds? I guess where my uc is the enemas would reach that spot. She definetly said try it.
Is rowasa just like canasa but in liquid form?
I had the Rocephin shot and 2 weeks of Omnicef, this helped with my bloating and digestion. That was 4/15/07
Had Cipro and Predison for 10 & 5 days, 7/3/07
Colonoscopy & Endoscopy 7/27, Left sided colitis and near cecum (mild)
Had a shot of steriods for my ear inflammation 8/31
Stopped Colozal 9/11/07 started back 9/16 symptoms came back, canasa at night
On Standard Process supplements, trying a new protocal from a
natural path as of 9/10/07
 
 
 


Old Hat
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   Posted 9/28/2007 10:48 AM (GMT -7)   
The Rowasa would not treat inflammation around cecum-- that area requires oral meds. Rowasa works well on sigmoid/rectal inflammation; Canasa is for rectum/anal areas. It sounds like your doctor is giving good advice re dividing your oral med into 3 daily doses of 2 capsules. I'm taking 6 Colazal daily in 3 X 2 doses & that works well for me. I drink some water hourly to avoid dry mouth, otherwise no side effects on current regimen, TG. / Old Hat

tjf
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   Posted 9/28/2007 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
You are thinking of stopping Colazal again? If you do please taper! I ended up in a nasty flare when I quit taking it cold turkey. I always thought that rectal meds were in addition to oral ones. When I was flaring a took 9 colazal....3-3xs/day.
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hedgehog
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   Posted 9/28/2007 10:53 AM (GMT -7)   
My UC is in the last 25cm of my colon. When first diagnosed, my GI put me on Salofalk enemas (same as Rowasa) and no oral medication. The bleeding stopped after 2 weeks of nightly use at which time I tapered to every other night. This worked for about 5 or 6 months without taking any oral meds.
 
TJ

-female - 32 -diagnosed June 2006
-last 25cm of colon affected
-Salofalk enemas stopped working
-Budesonide enemas stopped working
-trying xylocaine (lidocaine) enemas
-Asacol 2 800mg pills 2x/day
-eating less sugar and carbs


therearemiracles
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   Posted 9/28/2007 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh for sure I'm going to taper. Trust me it's a nice thought to do just rectal med, but I want to first try the 2,2,2 and see I feel better on them. I've done so much wrong to myself doing it my way, I don't want to mess up this time.
 
What do you recommend as far as tapering?
I had the Rocephin shot and 2 weeks of Omnicef, this helped with my bloating and digestion. That was 4/15/07
Had Cipro and Predison for 10 & 5 days, 7/3/07
Colonoscopy & Endoscopy 7/27, Left sided colitis and near cecum (mild)
Had a shot of steriods for my ear inflammation 8/31
Stopped Colozal 9/11/07 started back 9/16 symptoms came back, canasa at night
On Standard Process supplements, trying a new protocal from a
natural path as of 9/10/07
 
 
 


tjf
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   Posted 9/28/2007 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I went from 9 colazal to 6. I dropped one a month. Doing it 2/2/2 will help keep the amount of medicine in your body consistent. I am suprised your GI isn't have you do 9 if you are flaring.
Tabitha (Tab)

100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-6 a day, Acidopholis Pearls, Prilosec OTC

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therearemiracles
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   Posted 9/28/2007 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
the day of my colonoscopy she prescribed only 6 and no rectal meds.

I had the Rocephin shot and 2 weeks of Omnicef, this helped with my bloating and digestion. That was 4/15/07
Had Cipro and Predison for 10 & 5 days, 7/3/07
Colonoscopy & Endoscopy 7/27, Left sided colitis and near cecum (mild)
Had a shot of steriods for my ear inflammation 8/31
Stopped Colozal 9/11/07 started back 9/16 symptoms came back, canasa at night
On Standard Process supplements, trying a new protocal from a
natural path as of 9/10/07
 
 
 

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